The Boerne Cooking Connection Team
Emil, Darlene and Teri

entered a Cooking Competition

The Taste of the Hill Country, a fundraiser for Any Baby Can

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We decided to do a Luau Theme for Decorations and Food……

We Created Food Art…….Swans, Tiki Huts and of course our H-E-B Sign

We then prepared 500 Skewers of Shrimp – Pineapple – Chicken – Red Bell Pepper – Beef – Green Bell Pepper – Sausage – Cherry Tomato


500 Skewers of Pineapple – Green Grape – Mango – Red Grape – Papaya – Strawberry

Four half sheet Waikiki Carrot Cakes with Coconut Pineapple Mango Tequila Icing

and served Five Cases of Pinot Noir

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We were up against fierce competition, all well known restaurants:

Brio Tuscan Grill

La Gloria

Los Barrios

Hungry Horse

Maggianos Little Italy

Joe’s Crab Shack

EZ’s Restaurant

La Cascade at Tapitio Springs

Kronkosky Place Catering

K Hill Barbeque Company

Fralo’s Pizza Truck

Attendees were asked to vote for their favorite presentation and favorite food




Our humble little team from Cooking Connection is so very proud of this accomplishment!

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  1. belocchio says:

    Ho’omaika’i’ana!! listened carefully. I I could hear the strains of the ukulele. And the food .. the wonderful, wonderful food. The colours .. the absolutely mind boggling array of dishes. What a feast. Virginia

  2. Congratulations!!!!!! I love the display of colors in the food….beautiful! 🙂

  3. Jennifer says:

    Best in Show and First Place in Food! Why am I not surprised? You all look so happy, that must have been so much fun!! Everything you do seems to have been done with such joy 🙂

  4. Betty A. Barr says:

    How awesome! So proud of you and your team.

    On Sun, Jun 23, 2013 at 12:51 PM, Chef Emil’s

  5. Congratulations – The food looks delicious and your presentation looks awesome – Well deserved awards for sure!

  6. Sheree Stevens says:

    Congratulations! What a huge accomplishment. You three make a fabulous team. HEB is so lucky to have you guys and I sure hope they know it!!

  7. megtraveling says:

    Congratulations – that’s quite an accomplishment!

  8. J Mark Cromwell says:

    Congratulations to Chef Emil, Darlene, & Teri … the booth looks great and as always your food is spectacular. Thank you for that you all do

  9. coastalcrone says:

    Congratulations Chef Emil and helpers! I am very impressed that you beat out such competition but I am not surprised. Beautiful presentation and smiles all around.

  10. judy says:

    Congratulations!! Two awards! Looks like a lot of work (1000 skewers!), but it paid off.

  11. Joann says:

    Congratulations! Great presentation…………..

  12. Kathi Killgore says:

    OMG – Congrats to you all – you ROCK!   We always knew you were winners! Way to go!   So proud.  We love our Boerne team! Kathi Killgore

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